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OINTMENT Epaderm, Emollient and Bath Additive


Product Description

In response to customer feedback, Molnlycke Health Care is pleased to announce the removal of Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) from the Epaderm Product Range. All Epaderm Product Range are SLS free. The only noticeable difference is that in the absence of SLS the Epaderm may appear more firm in consistency.

Epaderm Ointment has been developed by dermatologists specifically for patients with dry skin. It was first developed and used by the Dermatology Department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In a personal communication from one of the Consultant Dermatologists based within the Department, it states that"(Epaderm Ointment) very rarely indeed produces any adverse allergic or other reactions".

Epaderm Ointment is a 3-in-1 emollient, bath additive and skin cleanser for all dry skin conditions including eczema & psoriasis. It provides a complete emollient therapy in one product. There is no need for other products making it easy to use and more cost effective.

- suitable for all ages, including babies
- it is ideal for use in wet or dry wrapping
- it provides an effective film barrier which aids moisture retention within the skin and is long lasting
- it is malleable and easy to apply
- it is unlikely to cause skin sensitisation
- it contains no fragrances, colourings or additives
- it offers the three stages of complete emollient therapy

How should Epaderm Ointment be used in wet and dry wrapping?
Epaderm Ointment should be applied liberally to the skin before using Tubifast Garments or Tubifast Bandages. The ointment should be applied thickly (thick enough that you could write your name in the ointment). The wet/dry garments are then place on top.

How should Epaderm Ointment be used as an emollient?
Epaderm Ointment should be applied to the skin as often as required.

How should Epaderm Ointment be used as a bath additive?
Epaderm Ointment should be melted in a suitable container of hot water and then shaken to mix. Before adding to the bath, it is important to ensure that Epaderm Ointment has cooled sufficiently. Care should be taken as Epaderm Ointment will make the bath surface slippery. After bathing, the skin should be gently patted dry with a clean towel.

How should Epaderm Ointment be used as a skin cleanser?
Epaderm Ointment should be used as required when washing or in the shower.

How should Epaderm Ointment be stored?
Epaderm Ointment should be stored below 25ºC in a dry place.

Emulsifying Wax
Yellow Soft Paraffin 
Liquid Soft Paraffin


Some more information about Ointment:

Ointments are made from either mineral oils, like paraffin and petroleum jelly, or fats. They don’t contain any water.They are thicker than eczema cream and lotion. The drier your skin the greasier the treatment should be. If you hold a tub outside down, an ointment wont fall out.

You can buy some over the counter. Though if you use it regularly on a large area of skin, you might find it cheaper getting it on prescription.

The main property of ointments is that they help retain water in the skin. So it is ideal to use on very dry skin. Also on areas of thicker skin, like on the arms and legs.

Their greasiness means that they are not popular with everyone. They can be a bit messy, and make clothing greasy. This makes them a better choice to use at night.

One advantage of them is that they don’t contain any preservatives. This is because they don’t have any water in them. Creams and lotions do contain preservatives. The water in these can make the product go off. The preservatives may cause a reaction to the skin.

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  1. spot on same as the Nurses use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2021

    The perfect product I was looking for,Could not buy at local chemists,my husband has poor circulation & his skin is always peeling

  2. Better than all the rest 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Dec 2020

    We've struggled for 6 years with our daughter's eczema, to the point that she started developing hives to almost all creams, including some of the steroid ointments. We tried Epaderm with her wet dressings and noticed the difference immediately. When the (small) Epaderm tub ran out, we moved back to a different emollient and her skin was wretched again. We now have the big tub of Epaderm and the pump pack of the cream, delivered within 48hrs, and a happy child who can sleep at night without itching. I am throwing out everything else in our cupboards. This is the only brand I trust now.

  3. 24 hours is all it took 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Oct 2020

    I purchased the small tub to use as a cleanser. I have been struggling with a bad eczema flare up for a few months and after purchasing many overpriced products nothing was working, even steroid cream wasn't fixing it 100%. I thought I should go back to basics and I'm so happy that I did. In just 24 hours I have noticed such a difference.

  4. amazing product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Sep 2020

    My 4 year old has suffered severe eczema since birth and I have tried almost every product on the market. I tried Epaderm ointment and within days it had restored moisture back into skin better than any product I have tried before, teamed up with tubifast socks and gloves and he skin is now amazing! I apply it a few times a day and it keeps his eczema at bay.

  5. Works well! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Sep 2020

    My GP recommended to use this ointment for my sons eczema and it has worked wonders! Cleared the eczema on his head and body within 2 days . Highly recommend

  6. Amazing Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Sep 2020

    Been using this product on my child since she was a baby (she is 4 now) and i have to say that it works amazing for her. her eczema was very bad (dry flaky skin) but epaderm coupled with daily wet-wrapping had worked wonders. her conditions improved tremendously within 6 months. would highly recommend.


    Posted by on 4th Sep 2020

    After 4 days of using this cream I have seen a dramatic improvement in my son's dry eczema prone skin. I have used so many creams over the last 2 years but non compare to this one for my 2 year old son

  8. Great Range & Fast Delivery 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2020

    We were looking for larger pack size for our Kids eczema and found it here. Much cheaper pricing than chemist plus delivery arrived surprisingly fast! (within 48 hours)

    Will definitely return for more!

  9. Epaderm 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th May 2020

    I have only used epaderm as a 'soap' for the past three years and it doesn't dry out my skin like other non-soap products. A 500g container lasts me a little less than four months as it is not necessary to use much when showering

  10. Fantastic, cheap allrounder for Eczema sufferers. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jan 2020

    I found this to be much better than similar options you can buy at the local pharmacies in Australia. Easier to apply, lasts longer and keeps skin moisturised.

    I have found this provides a great middle ground for dealing with outbreaks where a standard cream might not work but steroid based creams would be over the top and expensive. Would recommend anyone with Eczema try this product as it has not only really helped with my skin but is also saving me money as I don't have to buy as much steroid based ointments to deal with outbreaks.

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